Startup UbiquitiLink Raises $5.2M to Launch 'Cell Towers in Space'

Startup UbiquitiLink Raises $5.2M to Launch 'Cell Towers in Space' Image Credit: UbiquitiLink

UbiquitiLink, a commercial space startup providing mobile connectivity for everyone, everywhere, announced that it has raised $5.2 million, bringing its total funding to date to $12 million.

The latest financing round which is from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Blazar Ventures, will accelerate development of the company’s commercial service with a series of five space test flights of its technology.

UbiquitiLink’s breakthrough technology provides universal global connectivity directly to standard cell phones using a network of low-earth-orbit nanosatellites. The UbiquitiLink service also provides a safety net for people working in remote locations — in the future anybody will be able to use 911 from anywhere. The service also creates a highly reliable means for alerting people to impending natural disasters and instant backup and recovery from disasters that destroy communication networks something desired by relief agencies and first-responders around the world.

Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution and Co-founder of AOL
Revolution is excited to invest in technology that is helping to provide global connectivity and is designed to have a significant economic and social impact in rural and remote communities.

Charles Miller, Co-founder and CEO, UbiquitiLink and former senior NASA official
Our ability to connect satellites directly to mobile phones anywhere on Earth solves a fundamental economic problem that limits coverage in remote areas. It is economically unaffordable to build cell towers on the ground in communities with low population densities. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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